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San Francisco Russian Hill armed robbers flee on bus, police say

Police said the suspects fled the scene on a Muni bus but did not provide a description. | Source: Jeremy Chen/The Standard

Armed robbers fled the scene on a Muni bus after holding up two victims in San Francisco's Russian Hill on Thursday, police said.

Shortly after 1 p.m., officers responded to North Point and Polk streets, where they found two victims, who said two suspects armed with a gun and a knife approached them before stealing property from one of the victims.

Police did not provide a description of the suspects and said no injuries were reported. No arrests have been made.

A March 2022 Google Street View camera captures North Point and Polk streets in San Francisco's Russian Hill neighborhood.
A March 2022 Google Street View camera captures North Point and Polk streets in San Francisco's Russian Hill neighborhood. | Source: Courtesy Google Street View

There were three robberies in Russian Hill in the past 30 days as of Sept. 22, according to police incident report data analyzed by The Standard. The neighborhood recorded a 15% increase in robberies in the last 12 months before Sept. 22—totaling 39 robberies. Citywide robberies increased by 14% over the same period. In 2019, there were 46 robberies in the neighborhood over the same 12-month period.

George Kelly can be reached at gkelly@sfstandard.com